3DS Reviews: Fairune Review (3DS eShop)

8So Fetch
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Fetch quests don't exactly have a sparkling reputation. If you were to check a thesaurus for the word 'entertaining,' you'd also find antonyms like 'boring' and 'dull' before eventually stumbling upon 'fetch quest' right next to 'snoozefest.' Regardless, fetch quests are everywhere because snickering game designers love keeping players and...

3DS Reviews: Xeodrifter Review (3DS eShop)

7.5Astronaut Bad
Monday, December 15, 2014
You’d be hard pressed to find another game as metroidy as Xeodrifter. Renegade Kid took all the best bits you’d expect of that series—the exploration, the power-ups, the boss battles—and boiled them down to their very essence. Unsurprisingly, their end product is arguably the most streamlined Metroid experience out there, and that’s...

Reviews: Teslagrad Review (Wii U eShop)

8Tesla-Rad
Saturday, December 13, 2014
I'd like to start this review off with an apology. I've had some problems arise since the release of this game and take full responsibility for the untimely manner that this review has been released in. Teslagrad is a 2D platformer on PC, Mac, Linux, Wii U, and all of Sony's current gaming platforms. It's a very metroidvania-esque game in a...

Reviews: The Swapper Review (Wii U eShop)

9Stunning
Thursday, December 11, 2014
The Swapper is an exceptional indie game, wonderfully crafted and presented in stunning 1080p/60fps. That's a big step up form the versions of this game available on other console platforms. There's not much I can say about a game that's already been available for over a year, and the Wii U version isn't much different providing a GamePad map,...

Reviews: Alphadia Genesis Review (Wii U eShop)

Alphadia Genesis Wii U Review
6Meh
Thursday, December 4, 2014
It’s been 15 years since the Energi War nearly destroyed the kingdoms of Ghalzabine and Archleign. Clones, after previously being used as weapons in the war, are now integrated back into society, and rendered unable to fight anymore, making them safe to be around during every day life. The two kingdoms have remained peaceful, and have begun...

Reviews: Battle Miner Review (3DS eShop)

Battle Miner 3DS Review
4Mine-Trash
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Battle Miner is the first attempt at a Minecraft clone we’ve seen on the Nintendo 3DS eShop sinced Microsoft purchased Mojang a few months back. Although a few Minecraft clones were revealed for the Wii U eShop, Battle Miner is the only one on the 3DS, so those desperate for block-building action might be tempted to pick this title up....

Reviews: Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom (3DS)

8Magical
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Let me start off by congratulating the folks over at WayForward Technologies on the release of this game since it’ll mark the one year anniversary release of its predecessor. Let me give you a feel for this game. If you played the previous title, let me note that this game is in no way related to it in any way, shape or form. The developers took...

Wii U Reviews: Ping 1.5+ Review (Wii U eShop)

Ping 1.5+ Review (Wii U eShop)
7Classic style Indie
Friday, November 21, 2014
One of the joys of the indie game community is the release of games that hearken back to the old days. These games are great not only because of this, but because they take simple concepts and make them challenging while still employing modern techniques. Ping 1.5+ is one of those games that feels like a classic game despite obviously not being...

3DS Reviews: Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Review (Nintendo 3DS)

8.5Quaint
Thursday, November 20, 2014
In a year chock full of star-studded crossovers like Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney and Super Smash Bros., Atlus has stepped up to the plate with Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. A splendid mish-mash of two wildly popular franchises, Persona Q is neither a true Persona or Etrian Odyssey game per se, but rather something in between....

Wii U Reviews: Tengami Review (Wii U eShop)

8.5Pop-up joy
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
When it comes to describing something with a few words, poetry is the way to go. If you want to use as few words as possible, it's hard to beat the Japanese Haiku. Tengami by Nyamyam appears to aim to be like that. It's short but an interesting experience that I enjoy the more I ponder it, just like a good poem. Graphics One thing you will...